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a raise. one influential council member says the city needs to fix that. tom sherwood has the story. >> reporter: heading into the last night of the year 88 d.c. homicides, 20 fewer than last year, far below the nearly 500 reported each year in the late 1980s and early 1990s. >> that's the number one thing, people need to feel safe. tommy wells, who is preparing to run for mayor in 2014, stakes over this weeks as the chairman of the public safety committee. wells says the city's economic rebirth depends upon public safety and less fear of crime. >> but i'm quite heartened that the murder rate has gone down, but we have more work to do. we've seen a whole rash of robberies, robberies with weapons, robberies without weapons, and that has to be address the. >> reporter: wells told nbc4 that he's concerned the police department and police union have failed over several years to reach a new labor crest. >> one of the things i talk to the chief and mayor about is we need a contract for other police men and women so they are paid fairly. >> reporter: >> the firefighters haven't had a contr
to modernize the city's fleet. derrick ward spoke to customers about what color they think would be best for d.c. >> reporter: d.c.'s cab industry is nothing if not colorful. of course, there are the yellow cabs which look more orange and the ecofriendly green cab that's more white than green. and where is the red, white, and blue on the patriot cab? the d.c. taxicab commission is considering rather to make things less ironic by establishing a uniform color in the city. this driver thinks maybe they should opt for day glow green. >> you can see far away. the kids love it and they like it, and this is a real good color. >> you can spot it a mile off. >> reporter: but these english visitors also think it's the strong suit for cabs in london. most of those are black. >> because you can then spot them really easily in the distance. >> reporter: and the taxi industry in cities like new york seem to have survived uniformity. >> like in new york the yellow seems a predominantly easy color to see. >> caller: d.c. branding, as thetices, and an effort to cut down on illegal cabs is among the reasons d.c
're looking at subfreezing temperatures inside the beltway and the city streets. untreated streets will be a little slick. we'll keep the temperatures around 30 when your wake up for your wake up good night forecast. it's going to be breezy in the morning too. looking at wind gusts tomorrow morning and into the afternoon 25 miles an hour. so it's just going to feel a lot colder than maybe what you've been used to. 42 is the high. that's the number coming in right now. the low is 34. the average high is 44. dulles with .9 inch of snow. frederick got only about .8 inch. and martinsburg got about 3 inches and 4 inches in cumberland. we warmed up into the 40s today. didn't think we would but we did. lows tonight bottom out in the 20s. 30 in the metropolitan areas of annapolis and d.c. there is the winter storm warning out this there in ski country. 3 to 6 inches possible. but around here we are getting ready for the gusty winds. this storm winds up across new england and we will talk about what is heading our way next. gusty winds waking up with 30 degrees. this will feel like the 20s
not enough red meters were being set side. less than 10% of the 18,000 city meters. >> here's the big question. if the city is not going to go made when -- with the red top parking meter for disabled motorists, does that mean anyone can park here? in short, yes. any motorist can park at any meter for from the allowed time whether it is silver, red, or even the old blue meters once used for disabled drivers. driver was handicapped placards still won't have to pay. many drivers are unsure of the rules. >> saying i can get handicapped ticket now? >> reporter: that means you don't get a ticket. they don't enforce the red top meters for handicapped now. >> sounds great to me. >> reporter: the city says it is not enforcing the red top meters. >> really? >> reporter: have you gotten tickets. >> i have seen two people get tickets. >> reporter: but month more. these red meters could become sought-after spots. the red meters give you twice the time for the same price of a regular meter. council members say they will try again next year to clarify new rules. door evening? >> thank you, tom. >>>
.c. council finance chairman wouldn't discuss those private talks but acknowledged the city's interest. >> certainly the idea of a switch for the fbi moving to prince george's county, and say the redskins moving back to the city in a brand-new stadium at rfk, would be something i would certainly be interested in. >> reporter: in a written response to news4, prince george's county executive rashurn baker rebuffed the idea. the baker administration is not entertaining any discussions around moving the washington redskins back to washington, d.c. the fbi with its large work force and space needs is a prime target for all three jurisdictions. earlier this week, virginia's democratic and republican congressional leaders wrote a letter to federal officials saying northern virginia should get the prize. >> we have a lot of federal agencies already here in northern virginia, including, of course, the pentagon. the largest federal agency. right down the road is the quantico training center for the fbi. >> reporter: the fbi headquarters downtown has a hyper-security focus. it creates a dead spac
to his vatican city apartment. he was convicted of stealing and leaking private papal documents. he told investigators he wanted to expose evil and corruption in the church. >>> lots of people doing their last-minute shopping to day. some children in montgomery county were shopping with police officers. we're going to tell you why. plus, we'll have the very chilly christmas forecast. >>> kids in maryland got help with their holiday shopping from some local law enforcement. montgomery county police officers paired up with the kids to do last minute shopping. the officers helped kids pick out holiday gifts for their families. this is all part of the heroes and helpers program that strives to foster good relationships between law enforcement and the community. >> reaching out to the children at such an early age. hopefully we can bridge the gap to where there isn't any type of distention between law enforcement and the community. >> the purchases were made, thanks to gift cards from target. and you don't see an officer wearing a hat like that every day. >> not terribly often. looks warmer t
and a driver narrowly misses a baby stroller before it crashes. >>> one city's controversial plan to protect children in schools. stay tuned. >>> coming up in sports, we're talking what else, redskins and cowboys, a lot on of line this weekend as fedex field as the nfc east crown is on the line. >>> plus as the cowboys are trying to stop rg hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> the woman who became the second female bishop in the episcopal church, a woman who served is the washington diocese, has died. she became a priest in her late 40s. she was bishop pro ttemper. she died at her home on christmas morning. she was 75. >>> one man killed, three police of
unusual. >> reporter: this is a popular city park in the ft. lincoln community. so for something like this to happen, you can imagine what neighbors are saying. >> what is this world coming to? senseless deaths like that? behind a school? >> i don't think -- every time i come, you know, to see what's going on behind me. that's why i have my dog. >> reporter: according to a her sent home by the principal, students did not see the body in the park. all school activities today were held indoors, and will continue to be held indoors until police complete their investigation. live in northeast, pat collins, news4. >> thanks, pat. >>> a 20-year-old college student has been charged in a stabbing that happened in a local campus dormitory. the man's name is francis mcgwire. police say he got into a fight on friday night, in arlington, virginia. mcgwire allegedly stabbed a victim who was found pleading in a dormitory hallway. he may face additional charges related to alcohol and drugs. >>> now to the latest on the school shooting in connecticut. tonight the community of newtown is in mourning.
in syria's civil war as the battle for the capital city of damascus intensifies. this video claims to show warplanes dropping bombs over damascus. rebels have overrun two air bases, captured a hydroelectric dam. nato is sending patriot missiles to turkey. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said assad's regime is a threat to millions of innocent people. >> our concerns are increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. or might lose control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within syria. >> secretary clinton said the u.s. and nato countries plan to announce more action on syria next week. >>> cuban officials say the u.s. government is lying about the health of allen gross. the potomac resident who has been in a cuban resident since 2009. it's concerned he may have cancer according to his wife. today the cuban foreign ministry disputed those reports that gross' health was deteriorating. they say he's been examined by a qualified cuban doctors. cuba is looking for concessions for five cuban agents who are serving sentences in the united state
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